H. Ray Wooten, Ph.D., Department Chair

Professor of Counseling
Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Department

Headshot of Professor WootenOffice in the Family Life Center

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., Appalachian State University
B.A., North Carolina State University

Ray Wooten, Ph.D., has been on the St. Mary’s University faculty since 2000, teaching classes at the both the master’s and doctorate levels.

Wooten’s clinical and research interest is body-centered psychotherapy and creating an embodied culture of practice. He is a registered somatic movement therapist (RSMT) teaching yoga, mindfulness, movement/dance and body-focused strategies as part of the Somatic Counseling concentration. Further interest and training includes a variety of alternative /complementary therapies in counseling, such as Authentic Movement, breathwork, hypnotherapy and shamanic journey.